Updated 20 April 2016

Action point


Believe it or not, your birthday may play a role in whether or not you suffer from allergies.

New research published in the journal Allergy suggests that people in the Northern Hemisphere who are born in Autumn are more likely to suffer from eczema and those born in either autumn or winter are more likely to suffer from asthma than people born in spring or summer.

Read more about preventing allergies.


Live healthier

Your hearing »

Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing

Healthy eating may protect your hearing

Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss.

Quit smoking »

Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke

This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey

After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.